Well, it is that time of the year again where you should think about applying for the ideasUK Accreditation.
Last year we had four organisations who achieved the Platinum Level – Bupa, Identity and Passport Service, HSBC and Ricoh. Already this year we have organisations who have applied and these will be assessed in the next few weeks.
Once again for 2009 we will presenting the Accreditation awards at our Gala Awards Dinner on the 12th November 2009.
So what do you have to do to get your programme Accredited?
Well first take a look at the ideasUK toolbox within the members room of the website, within section 7 you will find the areas that we look during the assessment.
Our aim is to keep it simple and give your organisation a good chance of getting to the Bronze or Silver stage. Moving to Gold and Platinum will be more challenging.
What are the benefits of Accreditation?
It may look like an organisation is doing many things right. But they may be doing the wrong things. By visiting our membership we are able to see that you are doing the right things, as well as providing assistance and guidance in improving your scheme further.
Accreditation is also a validation of the programme manager’s skills, there are times when it is difficult to quantify what you as a manger are doing within the scheme. Gaining Accreditation from ideasUK gives you an external validation of what you are doing and also can give you some tips and techniques to ensure your programme is running the best it can.
So are there any costs?
There is a small cost to your organisation for the Accreditation.
Please contact us for more details.